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Overstocking thoughts

Postby Themaggot » Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:04 pm

Just curious on you thoughts of over stocking a 120gal with fx6, frequent water changes and oversized air pump
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Re: Overstocking thoughts

Postby DJRansome » Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:18 pm

What are the dimensions? There is a level of overstocking that helps manage aggression, and then there is putting so many fish in the tank that they can't turn around without crossing the path of others.
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Re: Overstocking thoughts

Postby Themaggot » Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:18 am

60"x18"x26"h might only be a 100gal
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Re: Overstocking thoughts

Postby Fogelhund » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:21 am

Themaggot wrote:Just curious on you thoughts of over stocking a 120gal with fx6, frequent water changes and oversized air pump


It really depends on what species/types of fishes you are keeping. Sometimes it's needed, sometimes it's a detriment. Which fishes do you plan on keeping?
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Re: Overstocking thoughts

Postby ken31cay » Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:51 pm

Themaggot wrote:60"x18"x26"h might only be a 100gal


It's a 120gal.
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Re: Overstocking thoughts

Postby Themaggot » Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:12 am

Fogelhund wrote:
Themaggot wrote:Just curious on you thoughts of over stocking a 120gal with fx6, frequent water changes and oversized air pump


Peacocks mostly, plecos and clowns. Probably a catfish too

It really depends on what species/types of fishes you are keeping. Sometimes it's needed, sometimes it's a detriment. Which fishes do you plan on keeping?
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Re: Overstocking thoughts

Postby Fogelhund » Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:13 am

Themaggot wrote:
Fogelhund wrote:
Themaggot wrote:Just curious on you thoughts of over stocking a 120gal with fx6, frequent water changes and oversized air pump


Peacocks mostly, plecos and clowns. Probably a catfish too

It really depends on what species/types of fishes you are keeping. Sometimes it's needed, sometimes it's a detriment. Which fishes do you plan on keeping?


So Peacocks. Are you keeping a breeding group, or mixed males? Any stocking list you are thinking of?
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Re: Overstocking thoughts

Postby Themaggot » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:38 pm

Well, in hindsight i should have done a little more research but, i do have a few other tanks that i can set up.
I have 6 mbuna. 2 sunrise, 2 albino, 1 red peacocks. 3 clown loaches, a red tail shark and a spotted catfish
I would probably like all male peacocks but 2 are f
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Re: Overstocking thoughts

Postby Themaggot » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:42 pm

ken31cay wrote:
Themaggot wrote:60"x18"x26"h might only be a 100gal


It's a 120gal.



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